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African Heritage House

Travelers' Choice award winner
Mombasa Road | Box 17871, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kajang, Malaysia
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 8 of us made a 3 hrs tour of this Heritage House. Alan Donavan, co-founder and world renowned artist, led us in a tour of his collections of arts and historical artifacts. We can feel his passion and love for his life-long collections. However, the African Heritage House is being threatened by the proposed construction of a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Alan Donovan has made Africa his home for more than 40 years. The African Heritage House is the culmination of his amazing experiences throughout the great continent and a tribute to his vast knowledge and talents. I will never forget my first impression upon arriving at the property. Here was this incredibly beautiful exotic structure with the Nairobi National Park... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We visited the the House with some friends on a Sunday afternoon.quite a jewel in the middle of Nairobi...i was really impressed by the collection of artifacts and the historical artifacts Mr Donavan has collected over the years.The Food was fantastic and really enjoyed the tour of the house.Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I spent one night at African Heritage House and it was an amazing experience and very inspiring to have a look into the culture of african history. Excellent food and a really nice place to get away from the citylife.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

For authentic Kenyan hospitality and art, coupled with a unique lodging experience, you don't need to travel further than the African Heritage House in its setting on Nairobi National Park, while only 25 kilometers south--but a world away--from the hub-bub of downtown Nairobi and close to the Kenyatta and Wilson airports. To recognize this special place, the Kenyan government in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I spent one night at Allans place and could have stayed forever. It is the most amazing house I have ever seen and Allan took good care of us. I recommend that all visiting Kenya should visit Allans place.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

An interesting personality, and even more impressive collection of African Art, housed in a Gatsby-esque treasure. This is the amazing story of Alan Donavan, which would be hard to find anywhere but Africa, and is recountered by the principle protagonist himself, offered freely with a self- depricating wit, and obvious genius, who has attemped much. A more incredible B&B experience... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had the unique experience of spending two days with the world renowned artist Alan Donavan who is the creator and owner of the African Heritage House and Museum. I must ofer 5 stars and diamonds to my stay. There you will find one of the most magnificent and impressive collection of African Artifacts. Alan is the ultimate host lending... More 

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Bend Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After our group of four, 2 couples, completed our week long African Safari we stayed a final night in Kenya in the African Heritage House. It was an amazing and incredible evening. It started with a tour of the 4 bedroom home and an explanation of many of the items (there is absolutely no way you could hear about all... More 

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Juba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I just returned home from my two nights' stay at this property and it is safe to say that the experience will stay with me forever. The African Heritage House is for people who are interested in African culture, art, and architecture in general, as this house is the product of the owner's vast knowledge of all the above, and... More 

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